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Spotinews recomendation
25.05.17

Howdy. On the final day of this release week, I have a bunch of updates coming your way. First, the groovy debut album by soul singer-songwriter Nick Hakim. Enjoy! (US version...

The Quietus review
11.05.17

There’s something thrilling about musicians who go beyond sound to create their own aesthetic universe; musicians who cushion themselves in culture and stylistic choices to the...

Under The Radar review
15.04.17

It's been three years since Little Dragon blessed the scene with an album, 2014's Nabuma Rubberband, and honestly, it has felt like much longer. The brilliant Swedish indietronica...

Clash review
21.04.17

Teetering on the edge of commercial viability, whilst preserving their unconventional charm...

The Quietus review
15.02.17

Produced by Graham Sutton formerly of avant legends Bark Psychosis, Coldharbourstore’s Wilderness has been an astonishing 12 years in its gestation and eventual release. Revolving...

Under The Radar review
13.02.17

Thievery Corporation, the Washington DC-based duo of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, has thrived for 20 years so you should already be familiar with their exquisite dub-inspired...

Spotinews recomendation
13.01.17

Hi. I’m back. Sorry for taking some extra days off, but I really needed it. Anyhow, the first update of 2017 is the new album by Bonobo. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Bonobo...

Clash review
17.01.17

Jazz-heavy, experimental, but flushed with emotion...

Clash review
03.01.17

Scott Hansen underlines his artistic strength and creative dexterity...

Clash review
17.11.16

A rich return from the much-loved French project...

Spotinews recomendation
17.11.16

Hey. The final update of this release week is actually one from last week. I’m talking about the new album by Ulrich Schnauss. Genre: ambient/electronic. Enjoy! (US version here...

The Quietus review
16.11.16

Moby's angry. Softly spoken, vegan Moby is angry. He's angry about the things you'd expect, from the environment to the warmongering big-wigs, and he's letting it all out. No Twin...

The Quietus review
10.11.16

Few individuals fit the mould for a much-loved, artist-curated compilation series quite as comfortably as David Holmes. From his globetrotting, hugely influential DJ career to his...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

It's 22 years since Levitation's frontman, Terry Bickers – who'd been removed from a House Of Love tour bus after setting light to bank notes in the midst of a nervous breakdown...

Clash review
09.11.16

An uneven if enjoyable compilation...

Clash review
09.11.16

Antipodean artist turns up the volume...

Clash review
09.11.16

Chill out specialist with another sedate offering...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

For priests, magicians, soothsayers and irritating footballers throughout history, the implementation of specific rites in the form of ritual was, and still is, considered...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Electronic music as some sort of disembodied harbinger of an alien future has almost always required an imaginative leap -- it’s as human as anything else, after all. It just...

Clash review
09.11.16

Puffy and pals look back in time...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Wherever you look, the political dimension of art is being denied and taken for granted. Pure aestheticism is rejected as cynical, but art's capability of changing anything in the...

Afro Monk review
22.10.16

GRiZ’s new album Good Will Prevail is awesome. Funky, soulful, & feel good music.

Clash review
20.09.16

Showing many small points of shifting colour against a dark background...

The Quietus review
14.01.16

One of the biggest rip-offs of this digital age is the way that it strips music - all media, really - of appropriate context. Obviously, having the world's information at one's...

The Pier review
14.12.15

More Music More Family is a collection of songs about life—challenges, adversity and, ultimately, overcoming. This universal theme is woven throughout the album and infused with...

Under The Radar review
30.10.15

Two years after the release of their debut album, Dromes, the British quartet Younghusband returns with a new collection produced by Loop's Robert Hampson. As with Dromes, there...

Clash review
08.10.15

House ambassador delivers much-anticipated third album...

Clash review
22.09.15

Half of Air finds room to breathe on this Bach inspired solo outing…

Under The Radar review
10.11.15

Nicolas Godin's talents have been established over seven albums as one half of the French duo Air. Contrepoint marks Godin's first solo album. There are two key inspirations...

The Quietus review
23.09.15

Nicolas Godin has always been a renaissance man, but now on his first solo debut he's reaching into the triumphal final phase of that celebrated cultural epoch, bringing the...

Under The Radar review
21.07.15

It's becoming increasingly obvious that Greg Kurstin, one half of The Bird and the Bee, has been blessed with the Midas touch for pop music; every singer the producer/songwriter...

Punk News review
15.07.15

Romp are one of those bands that tell great stories to the soundtrack of indie/pop/alternative rock. Most of Madison Klarer's lyrics hint at personal experiences and are seemingly...

Clash review
02.07.15

Still breaking new ground after all these years...